[mythtv-users] Myth 0.22 / VDPAU / Horizontal "noise/sparkles"

Blammo blammo.doh at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 21:09:36 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Peter Laengert <peter at rogers.com> wrote:
> I think the OP is correct in blaming this on his onboard chipset.  A number
> of users have reported similar issues playing back MPEG2 video with VDPAU,
> and the chipset appears to be the common element:
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=136817&page=3
> In my case, the sparkles or artifacts began appearing when I upgraded my
> video card to a 9500GT.  I can largely eliminate the problem by playing the
> same recording using mplayer (with VDPAU) rather than mythtv's internal
> player.

Thank you for sharing this... the discussions on that thread sound
SPOT on to the problem I'm having.. the bugger is that the only fix
for me, TODAY, is replacement hardware.. ;(

It is both encouraging and disappointing that other people are also
experiencing the same thing ONLY in MythTV, and that applications like
MPLAYER and XINE are working fine... That leaves us in a situation
where the onus is on Myth Developers to try to figure out where
something they thought they were doing RIGHT poked something nasty in
the NVIDIA drivers.

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